I have added a bunch of new scans to the gallery from magazines Drew was featured in from 1995 – 2000.
– Drew Barrymore Online > PUBLICATIONS
Thanks to my friend Jess we have captures of Drew’s appearance last week’s on The Tonight Show!
This morning Drew was interviewed on the Today show by Savannah Guthrie.
From flower child to CEO of Flower, her very own beauty brand, Drew Barrymore has had quite the career evolution since her days as the adorably pigtailed little sister from “E.T.”
These days, the mother of 2-year-old Olive and 6-month-old Frankie is spending less time reading scripts and more time in a lab coat, as she juggles parenthood and her ever-growing makeup business. Here’s what she revealed when she sat down with fellow new mom, TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, to talk business and babies.
1. On how her turbulent childhood shaped her ‘very traditional’ parenting style
“I had a very untraditional upbringing, so I looked at it from afar and just thought, ‘Well that’s the exact opposite of how I’d want to raise my kids.’ But it doesn’t make me bummed out that I didn’t have parents. It’s like, thank God that I didn’t because maybe I wouldn’t be this aggressively excited about tradition and values and Christmas cards and Halloween costumes… and being so present.”
2. On her next career move
“I think I will act less and less…I find the hours at this point in my life too difficult with kids,” she says. “It’s hard to be present when you wake up before them and come home after they’ve gone to bed. That’s just not the way I want to have this journey with my kids at this point in their life. But maybe when they’re older, I will feel differently.”
3. She’s actually really jealous of your job
“I would love to be a CEO! I’ve always had that desk fantasy and normal office job.”
4. Why she’s glad to be turning 40
“I’m so relieved to be 40. I’ve already started saying I’m 40 and my husband’s like, ‘Honey, you’re still 39. Why are you saying you’re 40?’… I’m just so excited! It feels good. It feels right.”
5. What she’d say to her 20-year-old self
“I don’t think she would have listened. Unfortunately I know that I’d be wasting my breath.”
6. On her basic beauty philosophy
“I just think that every woman, naked in her closet, has the things that she’s liking and battling with … It’s like when I go and try on clothes in a dressing room, I try to be excited about the things that are looking good, as opposed to that pile that really made me feel horrible … And you appreciate every moment, ’cause it’s only gonna sag more. So let’s appreciate today and be brave.”
7. What makeup item she’d bring to a desert island
“It was Skincognito, our foundation stick, but now it’s the DB Highlighter Roller Ball. I’m obsessed. I love things that are, in one, able to cover blue and red and brown and purple. Because that’s the colors you have on your face. I have blue eyes, or purple blue, I have red capillaries, I have brown sun damage. And then you get the odd spot that’s bright red; I need something that can cover all those colors.”
8. Will she have more kids?
“I’m open-minded about it. We’re really happy with where we are … So I think if we got pregnant we’d be the happiest people on Earth, and then we’d just feel even luckier. I think we’d also be completely content to stay right where we are.”
9. On what motivates her
“I have no idea! It’s the weirdest thing. I think it’s just a mind that always is working and, instead of shutting it down, I embrace it.”
People did a style feature on Drew and her three new fragrances she is launching for Flower Beauty!
When we had the opportunity to sit down with Drew Barrymore, actress, PEOPLE guest beauty editor and founder of the successful beauty (and now fragrance!) brand, Flower Beauty, we found that the well-known star can still surprise us. See why she’s enamored of the scent of whale vomit (yes, you read that correctly), what beauty move she can do with her eyes closed and more.
Before Barrymore launched her three new fragrances — Cherished, Radiant and Sultry — she spent hours in the lab trying out different scents, which led to her falling in love with quite an unusual smell: whale vomit (also known as ambergris). “When a whale would eat squid, I believe they would digest [it] in the whale’s stomach, and the whale would throw it up out and everything that was in his stomach to break down the squid,” she says. “It has this most potent, amazing, knee-buckling scent to women. I became voracious, I was like, ‘I want it! I need more!’ I kept grabbing it and smelling it like a little piglet.”
In case you were wondering (slash panicking), there’s no whale vomit in Barrymore’s fragrances. “Now they’ve decided to do a molecular copy of [ambergris] because they don’t want to hurt whales and take from whales anymore, thank God for that,” she shared. “And it’s in some of the best perfumes out there. That was cool to learn. I loved me some ambergris.”
In addition to being able to identify the smell of nauseous whales, the beauty mogul has another hidden talent: applying lipstick with her eyes closed à la Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club. Well, maybe not quite like Ringwald in the iconic scene (you know, the one where she applies lipstick without her hands), but she’s close! “Didn’t we all try to attempt the lipstick between the … When she did that trick, you were like, ‘Oh, you’re so cool.’” she says. “Not that I do that, but I think I could do lipstick with my eyes closed or anywhere,” she tells PEOPLE.
And to prove her point, she’s committed to the concept of “commuter beauty,” which she loves to share her Instagram. “I don’t remember the last time I sat down and did my makeup. It’s always on the go,” Barrymore says. “I want to see women putting their pictures out there of [their] on the go. That excites me. That would be my first thing, my #commuterbeauty hashtag that I am obsessed with, because it’s so true!”
But even though Barrymore is a pro at doing all her makeup on the go and mirror-free, she doesn’t run her beauty empire alone. She often asks friends and family — even her husband, Will Kopelman — for input on the collection! “I ask my husband his thoughts because he comes from an amazing family — he’s so smart, so chic and he has amazing taste,” she tells PEOPLE. “And I ask his family and I ask my friends. I like to get people’s opinions on things. I think you always have to trust your gut, ’cause that’s all we have, but it’s really good and crucial to get opinions.”
Drew talked with E!Online on why Will is making it hard for her to loose her baby weight!
Drew Barrymore is one busy lady.
The 39-year-old actress is simultaneously raising two little girls (Frankie is 6-and-a-half months old and big sis Olive is 2) as she’s running Flower Beauty, her makeup and cosmetics company, and branching out into signature fragrances. Still, Drew always does her best to make time for Will Kopelman, even though, as she joked to E! News exclusively Tuesday at the launch of her three new fragrances, her handsome hubby makes it “impossible to lose my baby weight”!
The reason? “Because he’s such an eater,” she said. “And I love food, too, so this baby weight is going to stay on for a while. It’s just not easy with him because he is such a foodie.”
“Date night,” she went on, “is always about trying a new restaurant or eating food on the couch [and] watching Top Chef—which we did last night.”
Sounds perfect! And, if you can believe it, one of Drew’s new fragrances—Sultry—”was actually meant for romance and date night.”
“We loved the idea for edibles for a man, so it has patchouly and sweet plum,” she said of this particular scent (the others are Cherished and Radiant).
“The way to a man’s heart is his stomach” she went on, “so it’s a little aphrodisiac.”
So clearly the hubby is reaping the benefits of living with the Flower Beauty guru, but what about daughters Frankie and Olive? They’re not there quite yet. “They’re still like kids, you know,” said Drew.
Her older daughter does enjoy being part of mom’s getting ready process at home, though, which is part of why Drew tries to do all her primping at casa de Kopelman.
When she does that, Olive “sits on my lap,” Drew explained, so “at least I feel like I’m getting time with her.”
When that’s not an option, though, Drew’s all about beauty on-the-go—literally! On Tuesday, she Instagrammed a picture of herself painting her nails on the subway—no shame! “I love commuter beauty,” she told E! News. “I am always on the elevator, in my rearview mirror, on the subway doing my nails and my make up—you name it…There’s just something about beauty on the move. Commuter beauty is a movement!”
Drew has been nominated for a 2015 People’s Choice Awards along with her film Blended.
… be sure to go and vote for her!
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As we mentioned earlier Drew is the guest beauty editor for this week’s People magazine and now we have scans in the gallery! Go pick up your own copy because it is a fun read!
– Drew Barrymore Online > PUBLICATIONS > 2014 > October 27 | People
This week Drew is the guest editor for People Magazine’s Beauty Special. Be sure to pick up the new issue to read her comments!
Drew Barrymore‘s beauty cred is legit. She was named PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful woman in 2007, spent seven years as a CoverGirl spokesperson where she earned a “college degree in beauty,” and is the proud owner of cosmetic and fragrance line Flower. So it was only natural to appoint the actress and trendsetter as our guest editor for PEOPLE’s beauty special. In this week’s issue, Barrymore (below, smelling testers for new Flower scents) opens up about what inspires her products and what makes her feel beautiful. Then pick up this week’s issue for her top picks and even more beauty advice!
I feel most beautiful when …
I’m making my husband [Will Kopelman] laugh with my ridiculous dances. I do interpretative comedy dances and he’s laughing, and his laugh starts to sound almost like Santa Claus because it’s such a high pitched capacity. That’s when I feel the prettiest. I can’t believe I’m telling you this!
My favorite smell is …
Patchouli. I love the way that it exists in the air and you can always smell it when you walk by. It translates and permeates in a way like no other scent.
It takes me ___ minutes to get ready in the morning!
Two minutes! I actually am going to do an experiment video to show this.
If I had to wear one lip color for a whole year, it would be …
100 percent, “Mauve Mimosa” lip butter. I never go anywhere without it. [The color on the tube] looks a little brown and I think it intimidates people. But the truth is, it makes you look like you have almost a tan glow. I also use it on my cheeks. It is the perfect nude color, beachy, bronzy, natural enhanced lip color. You know what it’s like? It’s like honey. Never name a lipstick “Mauve anything,” I’ve found. I should have named it “Honey Kiss!”
Who are your Flower fragrances for?
It’s for this woman who is just trying to pull it all off and feel great about herself, and be as happy as she can be. And love as much as she can. That was the story for the Flower scents.
What’s been your favorite reaction from a fan that uses Flower?
This woman just stopped me on the street and she said Flower beauty made her feel really good about her skin. She always bought these really expensive, crazy products to make her skin even and now she’s using About Face. As an owner of a beauty company, women are really loyal to their skin. People love what they love and they know what they know and they stick with it and they don’t experiment. So I loved hearing that from this woman, it made me very happy.
Are there any red carpet looks you wouldn’t try again?
Nah. Just keep playing. Never get worried about what people say because it’s good to not be afraid. And certainly to not be afraid about what people are going to say.
What beauty/fashion advice would you give to your younger self?
It’s good to appreciate and remember to not be so hard on yourself because I bet it never looks as crazy as it does in your worried eyes. We have to be nicer to ourselves and we probably look thinner and younger and healthier and happier than we worried about in that moment.
For more on Drew’s favorite things, pick up this week’s PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands Friday